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Local workers - Method of travel to work - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Within the Limestone Coast region, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than South Australia.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the Limestone Coast region is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of public transport.

There are a number of reasons why people use different Modes of Transport to get to work including:

  • The availability of affordable and effective public transport options between place of residence and place of work (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from within a household; and
  • The travel distance to work, which for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.

Method of Travel to Work data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the Limestone Coast region, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Limestone Coast region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver53074.256.046873.156.1+62
Car, as passenger212.93.7132.04.8+8
Train00.03.500.03.10
Bus00.08.500.09.00
Ferry00.00.000.00.00
Tram00.01.000.00.80
Truck00.00.000.00.00
Motorbike/Motor scooter00.00.600.00.50
Bicycle00.01.900.01.70
Taxi/Other00.00.200.00.20
Other - multiple methods60.81.630.51.6+3
Walked only172.42.8111.73.2+6
Worked at home8011.212.89014.110.7-10
Did not go to work567.87.0507.87.7+6
Not stated40.60.450.80.6-1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, South Australia: 56.0% Car, as passenger, South Australia: 3.7% Train, South Australia: 3.5% Bus, South Australia: 8.5% Ferry, South Australia: 0.0% Tram, South Australia: 1.0% Truck, South Australia: 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, South Australia: 0.6% Bicycle, South Australia: 1.9% Taxi/Other, South Australia: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, South Australia: 1.6% Worked at home, South Australia: 12.8% Did not go to work, South Australia: 7.0% Not stated, South Australia: 0.4% Car, as driver, Limestone Coast region: 74.2% Car, as passenger, Limestone Coast region: 2.9% Train, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Bus, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Ferry, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Tram, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Truck, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Bicycle, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Taxi/Other, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Limestone Coast region: 0.8% Worked at home, Limestone Coast region: 11.2% Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region: 7.8% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Limestone Coast region: +62 Car, as passenger, Limestone Coast region: +8 Train, Limestone Coast region: 0 Bus, Limestone Coast region: 0 Ferry, Limestone Coast region: 0 Tram, Limestone Coast region: 0 Truck, Limestone Coast region: 0 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Limestone Coast region: 0 Bicycle, Limestone Coast region: 0 Taxi/Other, Limestone Coast region: 0 Other - multiple methods, Limestone Coast region: +3 Worked at home, Limestone Coast region: -10 Did not go to work, Limestone Coast region: +6 Not stated, Limestone Coast region: -1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 0 people in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Limestone Coast region, compared with 551 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to South Australia shows that 0.0% used public transport, while 77.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.0% and 60.7% respectively in South Australia.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (74.2% compared to 56.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bicycle (0.0% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+62 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-10 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+8 local workers)
  • Walked only (+6 local workers)

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